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Windows 7: Win7 Install Error: BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

31 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

Tried but canít access this link - How to ask for help with a BSOD problem ...

BSOD Error during Clean Install of Win7:
Stop: 0x0000000a (0x983ffff0, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x8bc8394b)

HP Pav 525x Desktop
Intel Celeron CPU 2.4GHz
1gb DDR SDRAM PC2100 in (2)512MB Sticks
Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
Realtek ACí97 Audio (on board)
Realtek RTL8139/810 Fast Ethernet NIC (on board)
Toshiba DVD ROM SD-M1712

CyberDrv CW078D CD-R/RW
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500
NetGear 108Mbps Wireless PCI WG311T
3.5Ē Floppy

System is fully functional running XP.

Install Steps:
Clean format of HD prior to install of Win7.
Disconnected all hardware in 2nd list above for first install attempt.
BIOS boot priority #1 for DVD ROM (Win7 install disk).
Insert Win7 Install disk & auto start.
Install proceeds ok.
Select Format HD & Clean Install.
Windows files install, then BSOD with Stop Code referenced above.
Ran memtest at boot (2-pass no probís) prior to attempting reinstalls of Win7.
Attempted to install Win7 to alternate HD (same results).

I have attempted installation of Win7 Pro (factory MS disk purchase), and also Win7 Ultimate disk (so likely not install software related Ö). Attempted multiple installs to this HP Desktop, with formatting of HD to remove the Windows.old files that accumulated.

I have attempted installing Win7 both with and without hardware listed in 2nd list above with same results BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.

I have conflict somewhere, but unsure how to resolve.
Appreciate any assistance to help me work through this.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Dec 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.

Check for newer BIOS version update on HP Support Downloads webpage for your model. If current, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup, check SATA controller setting: Try AHCI first, then IDE mode.

Wipe the HD with zeroes using Diskpart, then create partition and mark Active using Step 2.2: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

If it still fails, try testing HD using maker's diag/repair full CD scan: HD Diagnostic
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Dec 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP


Wow looks like that's just what has repopulated since CCleaner emptied it. I'd empty it again.

Actually the AppData temp folders are under your active User account, not Windows. Unhide hidden files first.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

gregrocker - Thanks for your timely reply.
assume your last post to this thread (related to CCleaner ...) belongs elsewhere ...?

BIOS Update (updated to most current version v3.17 - still an XP version)

BIOS Reset

SATA Controller Setting
While in the BIOS setup, I do not see anything related to “SATA controller setting”. Parallel ATA cable between MBOD & HDD. I do not see options like you referenced. Not sure how to proceed on this? Left as defaults from BIOS Update/Reset.

HDD Preperation
Wiped the HD with zeroes using Diskpart
Created partition & marked Active

Win7 Install Attempt:
Language Pref's
Install Now
License Terms
Custom Advanced
Selected HD Disk 0 (only one partition, Total Size = Free Space)
Did Not select Advanced Options to Format (Format done by DiskPart above?)
Installing Windows
Expanding Files (got to around 49%)
STOP: 0x0000000A (0xD03FFFF0, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x8BCBB94B)

Is there something I'm missing regarding the HDD Controller Settings?
Confirming - MBOD & HDD are connected using Parallel ATA cable.

Thanks for any assistance on this,
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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